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2002-01-01, 05:40 PM
Just a random question, does anyone know what Optimus Prie looked like in his vehicle mode before being turned into a semi on earth? In More than Meets the Eye, I beleive that some of the seekers, Ratchet, and Bumblebee are showen in their Cybertron forms. The Ark crashed, and the onboard computer modified people into Earth vehicles, if I understand the story correctly. So, does anyone know where I can see a picture of Prime before he was modified?

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2002-01-01, 05:45 PM
In the first issue of the comic, there's an interesting picture...check it out.


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2002-01-01, 06:29 PM
If memory surves me correct, I think he was a pickup truck type vehicle. I think we see it is one of the flash back episodes. Can someone confirm this?

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2002-01-01, 07:23 PM
I believe Prime never transformed in the cartoon before being reformatted by the Ark. I'm also fairly certain Orion Pax remained in robot mode as long as we saw him. However, there were two variations of Cybertron Prime I can recall from the comic series. The first was in The Transformers (US/UK issue #1), some sort of armed go-cart it seems. The other in The Flames of Boltax (US issue #48, UK issue #196 I think) was just a futuristic semi with a big ol' Autobot symbol on the front of the trailer.


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2002-01-02, 03:16 AM
I am pretty sure that he did transform in the first episode, before the shuttle launch.

Futuristic like truck. Pretty cool.

I hope Brend, or one of the other guys can clear this issue up.


2002-01-02, 03:32 AM
Originally posted by Savannahtron:
I am pretty sure that he did transform in the first episode, before the shuttle launch.

Futuristic like truck. Pretty cool.

I hope Brend, or one of the other guys can clear this issue up.

Nope never happened. We see Wheeljack, Bumblebee, Jazz, Seekers, Soundwave, and Lazerbeak all in their Seibertronian modes before being reformatted by the ark

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2002-01-03, 02:22 AM
He was a kinda futuristic buggy-tank in the first ish of the comic, kinda Roller on steroids... incidentally, the same character design was used on Brit annual bit-part Bot Fusion in "...And There Shall Come a Leader".. sample quote:

BLUESTREAK: But what about the Decepticons?
FUSION: Bugger, forgot about them
BLUESTREAK: Bobby! Noooooooooooooooooooo!

I'm really hoping no-one has a copy of the '84 annual to hand to contradict me here...


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2002-01-03, 02:52 PM
Going by the first issue of the US comic, he was some sort of tank, with his gun on top as the barrel of the cannon. His color scheme was the same, but to me he looked like a red cardboard box on wheels and a gun on top.



2002-01-03, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by ThunderCracker84:

Cybertron- G1
Seibertron- Beast Wars

Optimus Prime do you read me the Decepticons are blitzing Autobot city, we're really taking a pounding; dunno how much longer we can hold out-Blaster in Tf:TM
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2002-01-03, 09:37 PM
it doesnt matter, how i spell it. i spelled it that way, cause ive been going to seibertron.com. Besides he got my point

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